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Govt votes $430m for research and development

About $430 million, representing one per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), will be devoted to research and development in the short to medium term, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. Eventually, he said, the resources for research and development would be raised to 2.5 per cent …

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Free SHS gets GHC1.2 billion in 2018 budget

The government plans to allocate some GH¢1.2 billion to the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme in 2018. The amount is three times higher than the GH¢400 million that was allocated to the programme in its first year of implementation in 2017. Next year’s allocation is to …

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Free SHS collapsing private schools – CHOPSS

The Conference of Heads (Proprietors ) of Private Second Cycle Schools (CHOPSS) has indicated that 50% of Private Senior High Schools in Ghana will fold up in the next four years should the current implementation procedure of Free Senior High School Policy continue. Currently there are 280 Private Second Cycle …

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Private Universities face collapse

President of Regent University of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah, has said private tertiary universities were facing threatening challenges in view of the unfair competition from public universities in student enrollment thereby threatening their survival. “There have been consistent dwindling enrollment numbers for some time now due to the …

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Service personnel reject insurance policy

Concerned national service personnel have rejected plans by the management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) to introduce insurance packages of NSS personnel in the country. A statement signed by Emmanuel Asenso Adusei, Accra Metro, said: “The National Service Scheme has launched a mandatory insurance policy to deduct money every …

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EOCO detains UEW Vice Chancellor, five others

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Professor Mawutor Avokeh and five other officers have been detained by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) over alleged procurement breaches. The five other officers are Finance Officer Dr. Akorli and his deputy, Frank Owusu Boateng; Internal Auditor, Ms Sena …

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